Germany

Tunnel under the River Main for innovative District Heating Network

Mainova AG, of Frankfurt on Main, is the largest energy utility in the state of Hesse and supplies more than a million people with power, gas, water and heat. On 10 August 2017, the new Mainova virtual power plant came into operation and the combined heat+power (CHP) cogeneration plants of „West“, „Messe“ and „Niederrad“, modernised from 2009 onward, and also the waste-fuelled CHP plant in the north-western „Nordweststadt“ district, were linked to each other via a 13.5 km long district heating pipeline. The 150 million euro project is to realise an annual CO2 savings potential of some 100...

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